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Henry Wise Garnett letter

 Collection — Box: BW 5, Folder: 1 [X031589245]
Identifier: MSS 16088

Scope and Contents

Henry Wise Garnett letter. 0.03 cubic feet, to his grandfather, Brigadier General H. A. Wise from Richmond, Virginia on October 5, 1863. Henry, at age fourteen, refers to a letter that his mother had recently received from his grandfather about war news, Yankees, a "negro" school, and specific battles in the areas of Princess Anne County and Warrington, Va..


  • Creation: 1863 October 5

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Wise Garnett was born on March 31, 1849. His father was Alexander [Yelverton] Peyton Garnett, (President of the American Medical Association and served Jefferson Davis in the Civil War. Alexander Garnett was born in Essex, Virginia at "Prospect Hill,") and married Elizabeth Wise on January 13, 1848. Henry Wise Garnett's grandfather was Brigadier General H. A. Wise from Richmond, Virginia. Henry Garnett became a lawyer and died July 10, 1897.


0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a document box BW 5.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Beltrone & Company by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on December 15, 2015.

Henry Wise Garnett letter
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States